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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 7945, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two wonderful nights & loved the place. Comfortable safari tents, excellent service throughout & great pool to chill out between game drives. Woken up with a tray of coffee & biscuits, before a wonderful early morning drive. The rangers are expert in tracking the plentiful game, we had several very special encounters with both lions &... More

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tanda Tula could not have been a better experience for a first-timer. High standards all around but not at all stuffy. You will get to know your guide and tracker and learn so much. They make it look so easy. It took 3 days for Ginger and Give and Martin and Scotch and every effort to find our big elusive... More

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Boulder, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last month we were a group of 22 from the Yellowstone Association on a safari in Africa. We spent 4 wonderful nights at Tanda Tula! We saw so many amazing and unique sightings including 6 week old wild dog puppies and almost too many leopards to count. The hospitality of the guides, trackers, and staff was simply A-plus. We learned... More

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Boise, Idaho
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9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a short drive from our previous lodging, we arrived at Tanda Tula. This is a lovely tented camp. Each tent is situated with a few of the dry riverbed. The grounds are well kept bu the resident warthogs that keep the lawn mowed daily. Also, there are a number of Waterbok and Nyalla that roam through the grounds. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment that we landed in the nearby airstrip to the day we had to leave, this felt like a very special safari experience. We saw lots of game including all of the big five in the four days we were at the park. We went in the June/July so it was very cold overnight, but the accommodation was... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My mom and I just spent 3 nights at Tanda Tula, and we absolutely LOVED it. This place was exactly what I had been looking for. Incredible food, a sustainable/eco vibe, super knowledge guides (who also went extremely far out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and happy- thanks Grant and Dan!) and just a stunning, peaceful... More

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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased to hear that you received 'daughter points' from your Mother! As you may have heard from Grant and Dan, seeing the rare wild dog is a truly special experience and we hope you took a few great pics of them. Hopefully we will see you and your mother in the near... More

Morristown, New Jersey
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

There just aren't enough superlatives to explain how Tanda Tula exceeds every expectation. The camp has every comfort imaginable yet feels totally connected to nature. The game drives were incredible, delightfully and professionally led by Civilized and Jack. The food --- incredible thanks to Chef Ryan and his staff. Just read all the reviews to get the total picture. Then... More

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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. Chef Ryan certainly is a wizard in the kitchen. No-one ever seems to go hungry at Tanda Tula, including staff! A game drive really is as good as the team taking you out, and we are very happy to hear that Civilized and Jack took great care of you. Perhaps you have a picture... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We left Tanda Tula just 3 days ago (7/27/14) and are still basking in the glow. The people at "TT" are its best feature. To a person everyone is extraordinarily pleasant and friendly - not patronizing. Our Guide for the 4 days we stayed is a very nice, very knowledgable, and talented bushman. Civilized (that's his name) had us well... More

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Seattle, Washington
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

On our second trip to Africa we ended our 2 weeks with 4 days at Tanda Tula from June 13th to June 17th. The trip into the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve where Tanda Tula is located was a precurser to things to come. The main road through the Reserve is a paved road and as we made our way to... More

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new hampshire
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18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was the second game camp we stayed at. We absolutely loved them both, but would have to say Tanda Tula was our favorite because we really love the olf 'romance' of staying in a tented camp. Fabulous accommodations- bed/pillows extremely comfortable, electric mattress pad to keep the chill off on these cold winter nights, wonderful outdoor shower (even though... More

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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know of your 'magical' experience. Seeing the big five on each of your days is certainly a treat! Our rangers are indeed dynamic - perhaps you even heard of Formen's guitar skills? We hope you had a pleasant journey home. All the best, Don, Nina and the Tanda Tula family More

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Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 7945, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tanda Tula Safari Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Tanda Tula Safari Camp Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Tanda Tula Safari Camp South Africa/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

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